Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Advanced Artillery Manufacturing Facility at KalyaniGroup

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Pune, October 5, 2016: Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the ‘Advanced Artillery Manufacturing Facility’ on October 1, 2016 in presence of B.N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge. This state-of-the-art plant allows manufacturing of complete ordnance including barrels, breech, muzzle brake for artillery systems andTanks like the T- 72, T-90 and ARJUN.

Kalyani Group has always been at the forefront of ‘Make in India’ and is committed towards establishing a vibrant defence industrial base in the country. In the past few years, the Kalyani Group has invested sizeable resources to develop a wide range of products and technological

capabilities to manufacture various critical items of defence systems, equipment and components; with the objective tohelp the country reduce its dependence on imports and save precious foreign exchange through large scaleindigenization.

On the event of the inauguration, B.N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat  Forge, said, “Manufacturing of Artillery guns is a highly complex science which involves cross disciplinary architecture, robust design and engineering capability and intensive knowledge of complex materials, with a solid foundation in metallurgy which forms the backbone of this capability. The Kalyani group, over the last few years using its strong platform of metallurgical knowledge, design & engineering capability and manufacturing prowess, has invested heavily to create a manufacturing eco system for Artillery Systems. We are now a one stop solution when it comes to Artillery Manufacturing. Within the combined strength of various Kalyani Group companies, we have the most modern and sophisticated infrastructure required for manufacturing of guns in the country.”